Tuesday, March 29, 2011

gee i've never thought of you that way before miss marple but i sure am changin' my mind

From Huffington Post

'Miss Marple': Jennifer Garner To Star In Young Reboot

This beloved classic is getting a facelift. Quite literally.

Disney has closed a deal for a big screen reboot of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" mystery novel series, and the House of Mouse is making substantial changes to the story. Deadline reports that, instead of the British grandma Jane Marple portrayed in the books and in previous big screen incarnations, the film series will instead feature a young, far more svelte amateur sleuth, to be played by Jennifer Garner.

Garner, of course, has plenty of screen experience when it comes to solving mysteries, starring in the longrunning TV spy show, "Alias." This will be a bit different; the novels, 12 in all, were written from the 1930-70's. Whether the films will stay in that considerable span of time, or be brought up to date has yet to be announced.

Marple has been played by a number of notable actors, both on TV and the big screen. The first films starred Margaret Rutherford, while Angela Landsbury took on the role in the star-studded "The Mirror Crack'd," which included Tony Curtis and Elizabeth Taylor.


Evan Lewis said...

I like it. I'll be cool to see Miss Marple kick ass.

Kevin said...

Margaret Rutherford is the only true Miss Marple! Her sense of timing made her subtly hilarious actress.

Cap'n Bob said...

Wasn't Mylie Cyrus available? This goes beyond preposterous.

Peter L. Winkler said...

If I read the word reboot used instead of remake again, I'm gonna throw up.

Anonymous said...

Is this for a film or TV series? Never having read the original, I have no strong feelings, other than thinking Ms. Garner is cute as hell. While I too sometimes get all het up about classic characters being "rebooted/remade", if something like this draws any young reader to the source material, it's worth it.

Jeff P